Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cape May NJ

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing an overnight visit to Cape May/Atlantic City, New Jersey earlier in July. It was a pretty day to visit Cape May and the beach, I think I even got a little sunburnt.



A mosaic of the Cape May wildlife: Top Row is the Purple Martin house, Halloween Pennant Dragonfly, Carolina Wren. Second Row : Black Crowned Night Heron, Muskrat, Bunny, Third Row: Least Tern, Oystercatcher, Black Skimmers. Bottom Row: Blue Grosbeak, Mute Swan, possibly Forster's Terns.


For my Skywatch shot, the Cape May lighthouse and the Purple Martin birdhouse.


You have to look closely for this fence, just a white string tied to the area closed sign. This is to protect the birds nesting on the beach and dunes.


Another sky shot,  hubby and I sat on our beach chairs watching the waves. A few dolphins swimming by and the planes with their advertisements.


The Least Terns recognizable with the white spot on their foreheads. LOL, do birds even have foreheads? My birds posts are just for fun and I hope the serious birders do not find my post on the birds, their birdie parts and or how I type their names unacceptable. I guess they are skipping the part, that I admit I am blogging just for fun, I am an amateur photographer and I must admit sometimes I might miss a spelling error or put a dash on a bird's name when it does not belong.

Which leads me to bird slang, are you a birder or a birdwatcher? Maybe you are a twitcher or a dude.  Definition of a Dude: a low-keyed birdwatching hobbyist with a lack of devotion or enthusiasm.  A dude, really? Why bother birdwatching if you are not enthused with the birds? I love all the birds and wildlife, my favorite thing to do is go out and look for any species of wildlife. Maybe I am not understanding the definition of a Dude, could I be a dude-woman? I found this link with bird slang check it out Bird slang



A fence scene and a happy couple walking down the trail to the beach. This shot works for both Tex's Good Fences and for my Skywatch Friday shot. I hope you enjoyed our Cape May visit.

I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments.
To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

85 comments:

  1. Quantas fotos lindas,Eileen! bjs praianos,chica

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  2. A great area and lovely landscapes, Eileen!
    They are doing the right thing to protect the nesting sites, I hope everyone respects it... It is not always the case in my region :(
    You really have fabulous dragonflies with very colourful wings, such wings here are very few!
    Keep well enjoy your day :)

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  3. Loved my visit to Cape May. Hubby was a lifeguard there when he was a young man. The last shot is awesome.

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  4. I do enjoy your photos..and really like the last shot. But looking at the one of the Carolina wren in that collage...I swear I can almost hear it! That is a wonderful shot of it....they are my favorite bird, if a person can have a favorite.

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  5. What a great place to be on a warm summer day with a breeze coming off the water.

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  6. Wish I were there! Thanks for the photo-walk.
    Greetings from Germany

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  7. awwww cape may, one of my very most favorite places to visit. I am a birder for fun also, completely out of love and far from an expert!! Awesome captures Eileen, looks like a fun day!!

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  8. What a beautiful place to walk! I love your water photos and birds on the shore. With I could teleport. :-)

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  9. Hari OM
    Oh I particularly love the lighthouse/birdhouse juxtaposition! YAM xx

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  10. Lovely set of photo's Eileen, I think that Bunny is cute too ...

    Have a happy day

    All the best Jan

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  11. Hi Eileen,
    wonderful photos of this great area by the sea. Fantastic photos of the birds and the airplane.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  12. 'serious' birders that would take offense at your bird posts should take a deep breath and step away from the computer screen. :) you're sharing joy and life and beauty - as it should be.

    love the forehead shot. and the pretty waves and boardwalk, too. i'm a bird lover. :)

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  13. we love Cape May. such a gorgeous area. love it there. i love the fence shot & probably have been to that location because we have several shots that very similar. i need to get back there one day. love it!! ( :

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  14. Hi! Nice mosaic photo! I enjoyed your white spot bird on their forehead birds photo. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. What lovely photos, Eileen! I especially like the birds, purple martin house and the pic with the hide-and-seek fence. ;)
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  16. I love your latest series of photos Eileen. All very pretty. The terns are such interesting birds.

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  17. What lovely photos indeed. Greetings!

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  18. What a nice area to enjoy so much. I finally saw the white fence on the sign. You found some great sights for both memes.

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  19. I would love to sit on that beach and watch birds and dolphins. And I would vote birds have foreheads. LOL

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  20. Really great photos...I love the beach but haven't made it there yet this year. I really like that last shot of the walkway in the sand with the fence. Have a great Thursday!

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  21. Hello Eileen!!
    What a great post!!
    Lovely sceans and wonderful pictures of the birds the lighthouse,my favorite!,and the sea shore!The bunny is so cute!!Thank you sharing!
    Have a happy weekend!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  22. Geez, Eileen--sounds like your retirement is really tough--ha ha!
    Nice photos!!

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  23. All the photos are great, but the Cape May Light is my favorite!

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  24. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pictures.
    Wonderful birds and nice to get a look along that coast. A beautiful area of nature.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  25. I could not comment on your other blog. I had to be a teammember so i did not understand what to do:))

    Take care Eileen:))

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  26. Gorgeous photos, Eileen! I would love to be there.

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  27. Great post. - Somehow I don't think that tiny white string fence would keep much out but hopefully people head the warning signs.
    I like those Terns and thought the "Dude" thing about watching birds was weird, I agree why watch birds if you aren't all that interested in doing so. Absolutely LOVED your last beach fence shot.

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  28. Thank you Eileen, this post and your lovely images brought back happy memories of my visit to Cape May.

    I'm a Birder turned Wildlife Watcher so more than happy to view anything that you post.

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  29. i love the simplicity of that 5th shot

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  30. More wonderful birds! I am learning so much from my visits to your blog Eileen!
    And a lovely fence photo too!
    Have a great weekend!

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  31. That looks like a wonderful area! My great aunts lived on Brigantine but I don't think I ever made it to Cape May when visiting them.

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  32. Hi Eileen, I always enjoy your photos and the areas you visit. Beautiful sky views and the fence with the couple walking off in the distance is special.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.cm

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  33. Hi Eileen, I love all the pictures! Excellent participation with pictures of fences. The last is beautiful! Hugs.

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  34. I just had a patient who had been to Cape May this summer -- She talked about how beautiful it was, and your photos certainly show that, how wonderful to have so much to enjoy and the ocean too!

    --And I have to grin and agree with you about being a "Dude." --Maybe you're a Dudette? ;-)

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  35. a beautiful sky shot!
    happy weekend for you, too :-)

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  36. Loved the last shots especially as the fence leads our eyes on to the beach.

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  37. Such a beautiful place, lovely skies and terrific captures as always, Eileen!! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty and the fun! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  38. Love the sky and ocean shot ~ very hard to see the fence ~ Great shots too of the shore birds ~ Delightful place!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  39. I really enjoyed your post. Beautiful pics as usual. I guess I'm a low-key twitcher dude as far as the birding is concerned. I'll go out of my way (or used to when I wasn't so old -- lol) to see a bird, but I won't devote my life to it. I love birds though and respect them. I don't care what one calls their foreheads.

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  40. Delightful soft skies. Especially love the perspective of the lighthouse and birdhouse. Interesting series of photos.

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  41. Great landscapes! I would love to be there. :) Wonderful photos of the birds!

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  42. A sandy trail with a fence like that is my idea of a great walk to a wonderful destination!

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  43. The oyster catchers on the East Coast look more like the ones in Germany. Here on the West Coast they are completely black with that orange-red bill. Quite striking both ways.

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  44. Hi Dude-woman extraordinaire!! Although no-one could say you have a lack of devotion or enthusiasm....Of course birds have foreheads, says the little Wren! lol
    Wren x

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  45. We used to spend summers in Cape May. I got married in Cape May. I have been to the top of that lighthouse more than once . Thanks for the pictures. They brought back lots of memories. I love the bit about the birdie parts.... Too funny. Compared to me you are a professional birder and your pictures are wonderful. Have a good weekend. Stay cool

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  46. Quite partial to the lighthouse shot.

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  47. As pessoas entram em nossa vida por acaso, mas não é por acaso que elas permanecem.
    Obrigada querida pela presença amável!
    Maravilhosa postagem!!!
    Lindos dias de verão!

    Beijos Marie.

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  48. Perfect place to be on a warm summers day. : )
    Like the lighthouse.

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  49. I wander what that bunny is looking at?

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  50. Great captures of the beach and all the wildlife. The Least Tern is a pretty little shorebird.

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  51. Very pretty pictures. The sky and water are so lovely. The little bunny melts my heart.

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  52. Sitting on beach chairs watching the dolphins swim by... what could possible be better!!

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  53. Love both the lighthouse and the bird house!

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  54. Lovely Cape May! The birds don't seem to mind your presence on their beach! I think what you do is just fine - so many of us just revel in the beauty of your photos and the environments. We don't care if a bird name is wrong - or if you claim one of them has a "forehead!"

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  55. Your shots show the beauty of Cape May. Enjoying them all.
    The last pic is very sweet.

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  56. I loved this virtual visit very much. The last pic looks like a happy ending to a fairy tale story.

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  57. Thank you for all these beautiful
    beach photos. Mostly I like the
    terns, as always :)And I miss a
    photo of the dolphins ;)

    Have a beautiful weekend Eileen!

    Möwe(dude with bird's name;)

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  58. ⊰❀˚° ·.
    Gostei muito da colagem de animais e aves selvagens.
    A terceira e a quarta fotos são especiais.
    Gostei muito da última foto também.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ♡ه° ·.

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  59. Hi Eileen, I sure enjoyed your photos and post! That last photo at the beach is one you should submit for a calendar or contest ... excellent! You are an inspiration the way you post so regularly and leave kind comments for all your followers. Wonderful! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  60. What a wonderful adventure. I have only seen an ocean once in my life.

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  61. The view are nicely captured !



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  62. Cape May is so famous and I'm dead jealous you birded there Eileen. As to your question - I hate the term "dude" and it's a term used only by "serious" birders to denigrate those they assume to be less serious. As you point out,
    why would anyone bird watch unless they are not enthused with birds? So,me people have more time to devote than others, that's all.

    Have a great weekend. See you on Saturday.

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  63. Such a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing your journey.

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  64. Great images as always Eileen. I so enjoyed viewing. Love the one with the Martin house AND the light house. But what really alerted my senses this morning was reading about your camping chairs and sitting on the beach watching the waves/dolphins an planes!!! Now that is an ideal way to spend your time!!!

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  65. Great images. I love your skywatch shot, the lighthouse and birdhouse. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  66. Wow! What a gorgeous photos, Eileen!
    I wish I could to be there with you! Would be very nice indeed!

    Thanks for your nice comment on my Good Fences post! :)

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  67. Great pics, Eileen. Halloween Pennant is one of my favorite dragonflies. Maybe even favoritest!!
    ~

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  68. Eileen,
    I always enjoy your photos and this one of Cape May is beautiful.
    I smiled at your last paragraph of a definition of a dude-your enthusiasm for birdwatching leaps across the screen and I love it!
    Have a great weekend,
    Jemma

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  69. Checked out the photos on your other blog. Loved all the art photos..especially the couple by the lake!

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  70. Nice pictures of your visit to Cape May. I specially like the photo of the lighthouse and the birdhouse.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  71. You are definitely NOT a dude (using any definition of that word). And in my book you're not really an amateur either at least compared to me (LOL). Seriously, you have helped me (and others) so much with identification and encouragement .... that makes you a pro in my book!!

    I like the word 'twitcher' which we learned about when we stayed in England. I was only sorry I didn't have much time to be one while we were there. I use the term 'accidental birding' sometimes, because I see and take pictures of birds often when we're not actually on purpose going birding.

    I love the birds you show here -- most of which I think of as Florida birds -- it's fun to see them 'up north'!!!








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  72. Delightful visit to Cape May! We so enjoyed our last visit a few years ago. Thanks for visiting my page!

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  73. Great wildlife variety! That's a fantastic lighthouse!

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  74. Dearest Eileen; I AM always fascinated by your gorgeous pictures and really feel thankful introducing us (me) the birds I cannot see or no way knowing without you♡♡♡ I wish I could visit and see Purple Martin house; my dragonfly lover husband made me open PC's picture page of 'Halloween Pennant Dragonfly' p:)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  75. I haven't visited Cape May in a long, long time, so I'm glad you took me back, Eileen. You saw so many birds! I love the Martin high rise!

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  76. Such a fun post and so much to comment on, Eileen.

    First, I love the fence shot at the end. I see a sort of an X shape that brings wonderful symmetry to the composition (that from the eye of a non-serious photographer).
    Second, you and I cannot be dudes because we have so much fun seeing and sharing nature. I'd put you a category or ten :) above me because you have seen and know so much more than I, but the bottom line is that we are out there and we care about the world around us.
    Three, that white string is an impressive testament to the honor system. It does appear to be working.
    And finally, those wonderful birds. Loved them all but was especially enraptured by the Blue Grosbeak.
    Oh.. and P.S. What a lovely image in my mind of you and hubby looking out over the ocean together. As for seeing dolphins. Be still my heart!

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  77. Great place to shoot and gorgeous pictures !!
    Greetings

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  78. What a beautiful place to visit! I love the photos, especially the lighthouse with the purple martin house. Great post, Eileen!

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  79. I like that cool birdhouse. The martins seem to like it. :)

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  80. Wow -what a lovely set of photos and what a neat beach!
    It is awesome that you have all these great places to visit.
    I enjoyed your photos, Eileen.
    I am not very wordy ...
    Have a Great Week!
    Peace :)

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